Visit Oswestry and explore not only the best places in Oswestry town and Shropshire but also North East and Mid Wales. Oswestry is almost surrounded by Wales and yet is definitely in Shropshire, one of the least known counties of England. So stay for a while and find the best things to do and the best places to visit in Oswestry – where Shropshire meets Wales.
Explore Oswestry, North & East – Oswestry sits right on the edge of North Shropshire, so explore and take the family on a fantastic adventure!
It’s a great place for a day out with the kids. Visit The Venue and New Saints Football Club. There’s family and animal fun at Park Hall Countryside Experience. Oswestry Show Ground is nearby. More animals on show day in August and lots of other events through the year.
Stop at Whittington Castle with its moat and stunning ruins, then travel onto the pretty town of Ellesmere with its many meres. Last stop of the day could be the fantastic Hawkstone Park Follies, where there are grottos and caves and views back over beautiful Shropshire.
Explore Oswestry, North & West – The town of Oswestry is so close to Welsh Border that you will be in North Wales before you know it! This is the land of aqueducts and canals, border castles and grand houses.
Enjoy a fun family day out – whether for a ride on a steam train or a science adventure. Wonder at the World Heritage site of Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts. Visit National Trust Chirk Castle and then go to Llangollen and maybe see Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway Station. Wrexham next – explore the upstairs downstairs world of National Trust Erddig Hall. Last stop of the day could be the science adventure centre at Techniquest Glyndŵr.
This major attraction is home to an eclectic mix of metal animals and the famous Knife Angel and Spoon Gorilla. Between Oswestry and Shrewsbury you can enjoy both canal and river. The Montgomery Canal is perfect for a stroll along the towpath or take a boat ride on a horse drawn narrow boat. The views of Shropshire are awesome from Nesscliffe Hill towards the River Severn and the black and white church at Melverley.
A full day out from Oswestry has to be Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The iron bridge itself is worth the visit but stay on to explore Blists Hill Victorian Town and the other 9 living museums.
Explore Oswestry, South & West – South from Oswestry will take you to the border village of Llanymynech with the heritage Lime Works and Montgomery Canal.
Then a steep climb up to Rodney’s Pillar with amazing views from the top. On to National Trust Powis Castle at Welshpool. Welshpool and Llanfair Railway takes you a scenic trip through this beautiful part of Mid Wales. Wander along the glorious Tanat Valley to find Llanrhaeadr Waterfall or a scenic drive around Lake Vyrnwy could be a perfect day out.
Explore the best places to visit in and near Oswestry- we are sure you will want to come back.